（*Mh/deios), another form for Medus, the son of Medeia, from whom the Medes in Asia were believed to have derived their name. (Hes. Th. 1001; Cic. De Off. 1.31.) [L.S]
William Smith. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. London. John Murray: printed by Spottiswoode and Co., New-Street Square and Parliament Street. In the article on Soranus, we find: "at this present time (1848)" and this date seems to reflect the dates of works cited. 1873 - probably the printing date.